BEND, OR -- A Redmond man described by the Deschutes County District Attorney as a “Serial domestic abuser” and “a menace to our community” was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for assaulting his wife. Jimmy Herrera has 17 convictions spanning 15 years. On his most recent charges, he pleaded guilty to attacking his wife on two separate occasions. Herrera changed his plea to guilty the day before his trial was set to begin.
D.A. John Hummel says one vicious assault last November was over money; another, in April, began when Herrera thought his wife made a face at him; both were witnessed by small children.
In a statement issued after the sentencing, Hummel said, "For the last 15 years Jimmy Herrera has been a menace to our community. These recent assaults on his wife were the final straw. When Mr. Herrera is released from prison, me and my deputies stand ready, willing and able to bring the full force of justice upon him if he yet again breaks the law. Enough is enough!"
Hummel notes the conviction comes during Domestic Violence awareness month. He encourages anyone experiencing domestic or sexual assault to call 911 or Saving Grace's 24-hour hotline at 541-389-7021.